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Congressman John Duncan

Representing the 2nd District of Tennessee

Duncan Votes Against Senate Fiscal Cliff Deal

January 2, 2013
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC-- Congressman John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-Tenn.) issued the following statement Wednesday regarding his vote against passage of a Senate bill to avoid the so-called "fiscal cliff":

"I was strongly in favor of the tax cut provisions and had voted for them on several occasions; however, because this bill, the way it was written, will add almost $4 trillion to the deficit over the next 10 years, I just could not vote for it. 

"In addition, it was filled with several goodies for special interest groups, including money for rum producers, movie and television companies, NASCAR, and even algae growers.